The world is constantly lit up. The fluorescence of the city. The blur of streetlights on the highway. The singular window aglow at three in the morning. And then there's the internal spotlight. We all have one. It's the light we look at ourselves under when we worry about what other people might see or … Continue reading Lights Out 2020.
Goals, resolutions, intentions. These days are so saturated with all sorts of synonyms for one thing: making ourselves better. The turn of the year is a great time to reflect on the last 365 days and refocus on what matters to us most. I know some people aren't a fan of this sort of thing, … Continue reading My Goals for 2020
Nowadays, it's so easy to criticize. It's simple to dish out critiques online or even to look in the mirror and tear ourselves apart. Trends are so easily established and shared that it's glaringly obvious when we aren't participating in them, and social media has implemented this heightened mob mentality that sways our opinions before … Continue reading Embrace the Rejected
There are so many cop-outs we can use when we're avoiding something. There's not enough time. It's too hard. I don't have any good ideas. It's simpler to keep on doing the same. I'm too busy. No one cares. It's all been done before. This is the one that seamlessly waits in the wings of … Continue reading It’s All Been Done Before
When I was in third grade, my teacher made an exciting announcement: we were able to submit our own creative writing to my school's literary magazine. If our writing got picked, we would be published in the magazine available to the whole school. As you might be able to imagine, the thought of that left … Continue reading Back to Basics